East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) has ramped up efforts to get more Eastie residents tested for COVID 19 and launched a campaign this week to promote its Orleans testing site that will run through August 19.
The Orleans COVID testing site at the EBNHC’s 164 Orleans Street parking lot provides testing six days a week for Eastie residents as well as residents from Everett, Chelsea, Revere and parts of Boston.
The site provides both a walk-thru and drive-thru testing options and is free to the public.
All residents need to do is call 617-569-5800 to preregister and patients do not need to have symptoms to get tested.
“We are testing symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. Non health center patients are welcomed for testing,” said EBNHC’s Michelle Hagerty. “We are only testing patients 3 years and older at the testing site. Patients younger than 3 years old need to contact their Primary Care Physician.”
The hours of the testing site are 8am to 12 pm Monday through Friday for the drive-thru option and walk-thru testing will be conducted from 1pm-5pm.
On Saturday drive-thru testing will occur between 10am-12pm while walk-thru testing will occur from 1pm-3pm. The testing site is closed on Sunday.